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Charming Cottage Nestled in the Woods off the 'Beaten Path'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bath screened in porch & open patio deck

New cottage tucked in the woods,1900 sq ft living space, walking or biking distance to beach, Four Winds Casino, local stores and restaurants. A short distance (10 miles ) to Michigan City's Blue Chip Casino and Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall, for your shopping convenience. This is a charming and comfortable new 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths cottage. The master bedroom has a queen bed and private bath, the second bedroom has a queen bed, and 3 rd bedroom (in the loft) has 2 twin size beds. The Kitchen has new s/s appliances and granite counter tops. Plenty of dishes, pots and silverware. Screened deck, gas log fireplace and a log burning fire pit on the deck are only few amenities to mention, linens, bath and beach towels are also supplied.

Brand new cottage, no clutter, nestled in the woods, & surrounded by nature. We have granite counter tops all cooking utensils and pots, George Foreman Grille, no stick electric grille, coffee & tea pots, Panini grille, spices & more. Open deck with picnic table, fire Pit and charcoal grille, screened porch with seating/lounging for 6. Walk or bike to the beach or casino walking distance to the Am Track train station (1/2 mile away) to Chicago Downtown area and it's a one hour ride.

More Details

Owner
Lucy or Brian
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, polish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Lucy or Brian

My wife and I have been vacation home owners for 29 years our last venture was a Condo in the Dells which we sold in 2007

Lucy or Brian purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Lucy or Brian chose New Buffalo

With time and age our trek to the Dells became harder and harder because of the distance from our home. We were always interested in New Buffalo so after we sold our place in the Dells we came over here.

What makes this cottage unique

Proximity to Chicago. 60-70 miles

Amenities

New Buffalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time after 10:00pm no shouting or swearing.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor main bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Loft bathroom
  • Master Bath has a stationary shower and soaker tub. The main bathroom has an oversize glass wall shower that has a hand held shower head. The linen closet has 12 bath towels at least 6 beach towels for your use. Up on the loft there is a half bath for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful view of the woods
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Dining room table seats six. TV on the loft with a Blueray/DVD player is available and I've even thrown in some recent movies for your enjoyment There are two beach chairs available if you want to drag them out on to the beach and plenty of beach towels too. The Casino is out on Mauden Road ( Jefferson becomes Mauden at the bend) approximately 1 & 1/2 miles from the Cottage. The Outlet Mall is 10 miles away out on route 12 in Michigan City, when you see the cooling tower it will be on your left. The golf course is just Southwest of the cottage approximately 3 miles away. Very charming themed design. It will remind you of being a kid going up to the cottage with your folks oversized Silverware & China.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Cottage Nestled in the Woods off the 'Beaten Path'
average rating of 4.75 based on 68 reviews
5

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

Great visit to a wonderful home. The owners were responsive, accommodating and helpful. This house has a great layout and is comfortable in every aspect. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couples Getaway

  • 3 of 5

Nice home in a beautiful area. Close to everything. Fully equipped . The upstairs beds were very uncomfortable. One squeaked every time you moved and the other was hard as a rock. We also would like a TV the main floor.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield, Illinois
5

Wonderful girl’s get away!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting! This home had everything we needed and more! Loved the screened in porch, fire pit and loft for extra rom to spread out. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bluffton, Indiana
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters, two sisters-in-law and I spent a wonderful getaway here. The cottage was

clean, very well appointed and stocked with everything imaginable. Though our stay was brief, we couldn't have asked for better accommodations. The quiet seclusion was a welcome and relaxing retreat. We enjoyed a walk into town, explored the quaint shops, spent a little time on the beach, and ate dinner at a local restaurant. I would have no hesitation with booking this cabin next year for our annual sisters' getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Great space that met all our needs.

  • 5 of 5

We had a girlfriends get away and enjoyed the fireplace area one evening and the screened in porch another. The kitchen was well equipped with updated appliances. It was nicely decorated and we liked looking at all there was to see..

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Zurich, IL
1

Although the cottage was very nice, we arrived to find the air conditioning was out!

  • 1 of 5

After spending a very warm night with a 5 month old baby and a 7 year old then spent our first full day of our vacation waiting and watching two of the most inept A/C service techs ever seen, the owner of the cottage responded by giving us a 25 dollar gift certificate for a restaurant in Michigan City, not in New Buffalo, where we were staying. Dividing a $25 gift certificate among our 6 family members on vacation meant the gift card did not go very far for the discomfort experienced. The final insult was when we found the gas barbecue was unsafe to use as it was completely rusted away. The owner said we should use charcoal instead. We ended up eating out instead of grilling at the cottage as planned. I would also encourage any one renting to make sure they understand the association rules that apply to the cottage. A maximum of two cars and six people. Since we had six in our family and two cars, we could not have other family members in the area who had gathered for a family reunion to stop by and visit. Very disappointing. Even worse was the way the owner communicated with us when we told him of our disappointment. He said our family should have not stayed at his cottage in the woods, as though it was our fault for expecting the cottage to be as advertised. But he is right, as crass as he was, that we should not have stayed. If the owner will only accept payment in full in advance of your stay by check instead of credit card it is because he knows that you would not be able to dispute the charges with your card company. That is the case with the Cottage in the Woods. Beware!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Brewster's Italian Cafe
Redamak's Tavern
Round Barn Winery
Rosie's
RIVER and BEACH KAYAK & PADDLEBOARD RENTALS
Barneys Market
Whittaker Woods Golf Community
Rios Mexican Food
Casey's
Gourmet House
El Bracero
Nearest Airport
86 Miles
O'Hare Internatioal Air Port Chicago
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Casey's Bar & Grill 136 N. Whittaker St
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Whittaker Woods 12578 Wilson Rd
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Am Track
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rosie's on Whittaker St
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
New Buffalo Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Gambling, Golf, Horseback riding, Berry picking, Cycling, Kayaking, & Wine tasting.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Housekeeping $105

100% refund if canceled over 30 days before arrival. Less than 30 zero refund but all monies deposited can be applied to any available future bookings. There are no penalties. Homeaway's policies maybe slightly different I will honor either which ever is most beneficial to the customer's needs.
Standard arrival times are 3:00 pm and departure at 10:00 am in season (summer time) Departures are strictly enforced however off season & arrival times are more relaxed. When housekeeping is done it's yours. Starting from the balance of the 2017 season there is a 200.00 refundable security deposit because their have been many violations this year on number of people and loud noises after 11:00 pm the home owners association has levied a 200.00 on me for violations.
One other note about booking inquiries they usually come in clusters of 2 & 3 at a time for approximately the same dates at the same time so I am carrying on a conversation with several people when some one in the group says "I want to book your cottage" the other people I am conversing with are informed that I have a unconfirmed booking in range of their requested dates and the conversation stops. The party who is requesting the booking has 3 days to get the deposit check to me otherwise the cottage is put back in circulation to receive inquires. PayPal is available only as a last minute pay option and you must add a 5% service fee to your booking amount when paying.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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